From the Executive Summary: "As a federal agency administering COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccines, VA [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] is required to report directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its COVID-19 vaccine supply and on all administered doses. The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this review to determine if the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented the data collection and reporting systems needed to fulfill this role--specifically, to report on the supply of vaccines to VA medical facilities and clinics, and doses administered to veterans enrolled in VA's healthcare system and to VA employees. Developing systems to track and report on the supply and administration of the COVID-19 vaccines presented distinct challenges for VHA. One challenge was that VHA does not have a centralized pharmacy inventory management system to track vaccine supply at facilities. Another was the scale of the effort: the two populations that were the immediate focus--veterans enrolled in VA's healthcare system and VHA employees--numbered some 9.5 million. To vaccinate these populations, VA had to quickly modify separate tracking systems. VA also had to be able to track vaccinations for unenrolled veterans (around 10 million as of June 2021), veterans' spouses and caregivers, and other federal agency employees to prepare for providing vaccinations to these or others as needed."
Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. 21-00913-267